In times of loss, people often turn to catch phrases to find comfort. One of the most common things I see posted on social media when someone passes away is, “God gained another angel today”. The theological nerd in me wants to reply “NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!” But I don’t because I know people are just going through a rough time and they’re looking for comfort. And I know such a response at that time is certainly inappropriate. That said, we need to find comfort in truth – not in catch phrases. And the truth is, you and I will not become angels when we die. There is no debate about this.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net